Tag Archives: #rawvegan

#soup theme November 27th 2014

Soup! You really can’t go wrong with a lovely bowl of warming soup. Especially as the weather has gone cold here in the UK.

Soup, Beautiful Soup…It always makes me think of the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland (video)

Or Maybe the Soup Dragon from the Clangers!?!

soup

We have lot’s to get through. I think a list might be a better way to present these.

#Courgette and #Potato

#Courgette, #Carrot and Red #Lentil soup

Spicy #Coconut and #Peanut Asian inspired soup.

Quick #Mushroom soup

#Cauliflower, #Marrow and #Apple soup.

Creamy Roast #Cauliflower and #Garlic Soup

All from @fullbelliesOAB

Seasonal #Squash Soup. from @Chrissiesgreedygob

Autumn Soup with Red #cabbage

#Carrot soup, red #lentils and #ginger garnish with #tomatoes and #spirulina

#Thai Soup

#Miso Soup

Grilled #Corn #Chowder

#Harira Soup

All From @Ephemerienne

#Spicy #Thai style #Butternut squash soup

#Laksa style soup

Cream of wild #nettle and #garlic soup

From @Vegsoup4thesoup

#Leek and #Sweet potato /#Kumara soup From @apriltui

Spiced #Carrot and #Lentil Soup

Vegan #Pho with spicy #Tofu From @LeicVeggie

#glutenfree Cauliflower soup from @ChubbaNia

#Raw Butternut #squash and apple soup From @RawVeganista and @LoraxCommunity

Enough Soups to keep you going? I think so!!

Enjoy!!

#aubergine #eggplant theme 20th March 2014

Thursday 20th March #veganrecipehour theme was all about the #aubergine.
It seems that people have mixed feelings about this beautiful shiny purple veggie.
I personally have mixed feelings! I do like and enjoy eating them though. It is true that the texture can be a little but challenging. Undercooked, it can ‘squeek’ on the teeth and overcooked, it can be a little on the slimy side. I believe with all veg, even the things we don’t like, if we try them enough and in different recipes then eventually we will find a way to enjoy them! I enjoy roasting them in herbs and spices, chopped into cubes with slices of onion and either potato/sweet potato cubes or chickpeas.
I’ve got my #aubergine ready and i am raring to go!

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So, Do you call it Aubergine or Eggplant? This is an really interesting article which is worth a read!
What’s even more interesting is this list of 208 eggplant varieties! Who knew!
I love this little picture for information about Aubergines.

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Thank you to @rawVeganista for pointing us in the direction of this information about #aubergines
so, now we know why we should be eating it, lets discover more about how to eat it!

Two fabulous recipes came in from @lilmissmeatfree @ElenaManighetti who suggested two classic aubergine recipes  ‘Quick and healthy fake parmigiana‘ Suggested by @ElenaManighetti ‘Greek lentil mousakka‘ fabulous!

Some wonderful suggestions from @Ephemerienne (requires translation) Such as ‘Eggplant and cauliflower balti‘  ‘Aubergine slices‘  ‘Asian Tofu and Eggplant’  ‘Aubergine soup‘ thank you!

Thank you to @segmentedsarah1 for a tasty recipe suggestion. ‘aubergine no meat balls‘ that’s something I have never tried and will definitely be giving it a go!
@lilmissmeatfree suggested a stuffed aubergine recipe. ‘Spicy stuffed Aubergine with lemon tahini Couscous’ Gorgeous!

Thank you so much to @VeganDisco for suggesting this very yummy sounding ‘curry’! This is ‘Baingan Bhurta‘ (Roasted Eggplant) You cant really go far wrong with a big plate of that! Another curry idea came in from @KerryMacuska  ‘Raw Eggplant curry over parsnip rice’ Amazing! How about a nice Aubergine chutney to go with them?
@Jasminetrinity suggested a really attractive and yummy looking ‘Aubergine and Bean rolls’ recipe yum!
Eggplant bacon?’ yes, you heard it right! Thank you to @KerryMacuska for this intriguing recipe! (swap honey if you wish)
Chinese Aubergine‘ Seems like a great idea!  thank you @B-boheme!

Eggplant chips‘ Anyone tried them? No, me neither! I will be doing soon though!
Thank you @jagrazi!
Ever tried a #raw Aubergine?  check out thie blog post from @RawVeganista telling us all about it! I never thought raw Aubergine could look so appealing! Thank you!
Another tasty #raw recipe was suggested by @KerryMacuska ‘Eggplant “Tortilla” w/Guac and Mixed Veggies’ Very nice!

I hope you have found something you fancy trying! Remember you can find more suggestions and recipes by searching #veganrecipehour on #twitter!

To round up, here are a few quotes from the night,

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‘@Veganbandb Berenjena frita is in all tapas bars, breaded fried aubergine, it’s vegan friendly and yummy with a drizzle of agave!

@myfridgie I don’t really cook with aubergine. I find the texture a bit odd :s But I have to admit Baba Ganoush is pretty great 🙂

‘@eating_veggie Anyone use aubergine as a thickener? Roast them up, remove the flesh, blend and add to your sauce, works a treat!

‘@ZoeAnderson Roast aubergine and chickpea stew fromand my homemade ratatouille in the slow cooker’ Yum!

#veganrecipehour Thursday 13th Feb 2014 #chocolate #cocoa #carob theme

On Thursday 13th Feb, (aptly one day before Valentines day!) Our theme was ‘Chocolate, cocoa and carob’
A little bit indulgent maybe but, a very popular topic!
We are pleased o say that it was really busy once again and in fact, week on week, we are upping our ‘interactions’ by at least 30 every time, which is amazing!
We are also so proud 9round of applause to all followers) that we have passed the 1000 mark! That is absolutely phenomenal and way beyond any of our hopes or expectations.
It only goes to show that vegan food IS popular IS in demand and IS simply fabulous!! thank you every one, you make this thing work.
Without further ado lets crack on with the recipes! After all, that’s why we are all here!
Here’s is a little round up of some of the recipes shared, remember, there are more to be found by searching in under #veganrecipehour!

lets start off with these awesome ‘Coconut and Oat Biscuits with Chocolate Orange Drizzle’ @VeganVoxBlog
Who also suggested these yummy looking ‘Banana Nut Muffins with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting’

I have to agree with @SianyB23 who shared this photo….

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Moo Free‘ Chocolate is absolutely gorgeous! We first tried it at West Midlands Vegfest -(check out this link for UK festivals this year) and were Hooked! its Dairy free, gluten free and totally Vegan! have a look at the Easter eggs!

Anyway! Back to the recipes…

Just take a look at this amazing ‘Raw White Chocolate & Strawberry Marbled ‘Ice Cream’ Cake’ recipe as suggested by @naturalfuelblog What a treat!

i am a bit of a biscuit fan, nice cuppa and a biccie, cant beat it. i was made up when I saw this recipe..’Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies‘ as suggested by @Dorset_vegan. Thank you!!
How about this scrumptious sounding (and  looking) Raw vegan chocolate mousse pie – To be found on the fabulous @MinoValleyFarm website blog.

On my goodness, look t these beautiful photos of these ‘Luxury chocolate mousse cups’ from @flavourphotos the recipe can be found at the bottom of the blog post.
fancy a moreish ‘Double chocolate vegan brownie‘? suggested by @Dorset_vegan/@cymruFigan..yes please, if you are offering!

Another gorgeous Raw recipe sugested by @KerryMacuska ‘Raw Almond Butter Cups with Chocolate Icing’ look superb!

Blackbean brownies!? Who would have thought it?! thank you @PotatoStrong who also suggested this ‘Raw date and almond coconut balls’ recipe which uses cocoa. Gorgeous!
Hungry yet? Chocolate craving much!!?!
This is merely a snapshot of what went on, please, if you have a chance, take a look through the tweets for more recipes, tips and advice on Chocolate for vegans!
Every feel you are missing out being vegan?

Heck no!!
xxx